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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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Sohil Rathi teaches students competitive math through his books and YouTube videos.

Sohil Rathi inspires new generation of math enthusiasts

Anirudh Seshadri, Managing Editor February 6, 2023

On a typical school morning, Sohil Rathi can be found in the library, studying for an upcoming math competition. From competing in the American Mathematics Competitions and Mathcounts to writing two books...

Shen wins a gold medal at the International Math Olympiad with a score of 36 points out of 42.

Eric Shen wins gold medal at International Math Olympiad

Chelsea Lee, Design Editor October 10, 2022

Competing against more than 103 other countries with five other teammates on the U.S. team, senior Eric Shen is the first Lynbrook student to compete at the International Math Olympiad and one of the 44...

Shus Desmos art piece, Nine Lives in Perspective, features nine cats each created with a different equation.

Precalculus classes discover art using Desmos

Nicole Ge, Staffer May 3, 2022

The ticking clock on freshman Valerie Shu’s graphic illustration looks deceivingly simple. However, she spent hours experimenting to make the second hand move and pause each second in Desmos. Polynomial...

Baugh poses in front of his wall of thank-you cards from students through the years.

Adding responsibility: Chris Baugh to be math department lead

Amy Liu, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2022

“Mr. Baugh is the best math teacher I've ever had,” said senior Jojo Azevedo, who was in Chris Baugh’s class for three years. “I could have not gone this far without him. I'm really happy that...

Education administratives may change the math curriculum if proposals are approved.

New math guidelines bring integrated courses, not integrals

Elizabeth Cheng and Nicole Ge December 7, 2021

In February 2021, the Instructional Quality Commission, the advisory body to the California Board of Education, released new guidelines for mathematical education. If approved in July 2022, the guidelines...

Given the right confluence of circumstances — a good night’s sleep, a comfortable chair and a quiet environment — I could finally achieve one of my greatest goals of the past few years.

The contest that sparked a revelation and motivation

Elliu Huang, Managing Editor March 12, 2021

One of my most recent contests was hardly a contest at all. I was aiming to qualify for the next level of a math contest that I had been trying to pass since eighth grade. In previous years, I had always...

Elizabeth Slaughter is one of Lynbrook’s new Pre-Calculus Honors and AP Calculus AB teachers, after being a student teacher for Vivian Frazita

Math teacher Elizabeth Slaughter shares her story and passion for teaching

Bennie Chang, Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2019

Elizabeth Slaughter is one of Lynbrook’s new Pre-Calculus Honors and AP Calculus AB teachers, but she is also a familiar face to students and teachers on campus. Known for her cheerful and encouraging...